History GenreSavvy / VideoGames

31st Aug '16 6:03:58 AM HighCrate
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* Geralt of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. He's well aware of traditional fantasy stories, and [[TheSnarkKnight of course being the kind of person he is]], sarcastically brings them up from time to time.
* ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters'' uses this trope as the justification for GameplayAndStorySegregation: Sie Kensou is said to possess the Dragon Power, a mysterious and incredible power that has [[CutscenePowerToTheMax (in a cutscene)]] deflected a KillSat, but doesn't seem to have any effect on his gameplay performance. According to Kensou himself, he's trying to be very judicious with the Dragon Power because he's seen countless people (most of the ''KOF'' final bosses, really) kill themselves by tapping into forces beyond their control or understanding.

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* Geralt of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. He's well aware of traditional fantasy stories, and [[TheSnarkKnight of course being the kind of person he is]], sarcastically brings them up from time to time.
* ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters'' uses this trope as the justification for GameplayAndStorySegregation: Sie Kensou is said to possess the Dragon Power, a mysterious and incredible power that has [[CutscenePowerToTheMax (in a cutscene)]] deflected a KillSat, but doesn't seem to have any effect on his gameplay performance. According to Kensou himself, he's trying to be very judicious with the Dragon Power because he's seen countless people (most of the ''KOF'' final bosses, really) kill themselves by tapping into forces beyond their control or understanding.
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30th Aug '16 8:33:09 PM LinTaylor
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* Geralt of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. He's well aware of traditional fantasy stories, and [[TheSnarkKnight of course being the kind of person he is]], sarcastically brings them up from time to time.

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* Geralt of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. He's well aware of traditional fantasy stories, and [[TheSnarkKnight of course being the kind of person he is]], sarcastically brings them up from time to time.time.
* ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters'' uses this trope as the justification for GameplayAndStorySegregation: Sie Kensou is said to possess the Dragon Power, a mysterious and incredible power that has [[CutscenePowerToTheMax (in a cutscene)]] deflected a KillSat, but doesn't seem to have any effect on his gameplay performance. According to Kensou himself, he's trying to be very judicious with the Dragon Power because he's seen countless people (most of the ''KOF'' final bosses, really) kill themselves by tapping into forces beyond their control or understanding.
27th Jul '16 10:02:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Almost ''all'' the characters in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, particularly [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]]. Mao from the [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice third game]] is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dangerously so]], concluding that the quickest method of kicking his dad off the throne and rule with his own iron fist is to actually ''become the hero'' of the game.

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* Almost ''all'' the characters in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, particularly [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]]. Mao from the [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice third game]] is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dangerously so]], so, concluding that the quickest method of kicking his dad off the throne and rule with his own iron fist is to actually ''become the hero'' of the game.



* Both Ben and Dan in ''VideoGame/BenThereDanThat'' and its sequel are aware at all times that they're in a [[AdventureGame point-and-click]], and specifically that it's one of the LucasArts school which doesn't punish the player with deaths or {{Unwinnable}} situations. This is frequently used to justify their more dangerous antics and their [[TooDumbToLive lack of any fear of death]], as well as Ben's [[KleptomaniacHero kleptomania]] and [[MoonLogicPuzzle deliberately trying to come up with convoluted ways of doing simple things]]. The aliens, however, are DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and reveal at the end of ''Ben There Dan That'' that their abduction of Ben and Dan and forcing them to go through a point-and-click adventure game was just there to [[YouAreTooLate keep them clicking about long enough for the aliens to enact their real evil plan.]]

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* Both Ben and Dan in ''VideoGame/BenThereDanThat'' and its sequel are aware at all times that they're in a [[AdventureGame point-and-click]], and specifically that it's one of the LucasArts school which doesn't punish the player with deaths or {{Unwinnable}} situations. This is frequently used to justify their more dangerous antics and their [[TooDumbToLive lack of any fear of death]], as well as Ben's [[KleptomaniacHero kleptomania]] and [[MoonLogicPuzzle deliberately trying to come up with convoluted ways of doing simple things]]. The aliens, however, are DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and reveal at the end of ''Ben There Dan That'' that their abduction of Ben and Dan and forcing them to go through a point-and-click adventure game was just there to [[YouAreTooLate keep them clicking about long enough for the aliens to enact their real evil plan.]]
23rd Jul '16 10:57:05 PM HighCrate
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* When Cassandra begins interrogating Varric in ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' he spins an unbelievable story of what happened. Cassandra quickly thinks, "I call bullshit" and gets him to tell the truth, even though what he says matches the legend.
23rd Jul '16 8:20:05 PM tsstevens
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* When Cassandra begins interrogating Varric in ''VideoGame/DragonAge2'' he spins an unbelievable story of what happened. Cassandra quickly thinks, "I call bullshit" and gets him to tell the truth, even though what he says matches the legend.
23rd Apr '16 3:45:59 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** Unfortunately she's also WrongGenreSavvy in the comic The Sacrifice she finds out that [[spoiler:Her father was actually a carrier so when she shot him in a mercy killing after he was bitten, it was a pointless sacrifice]]

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** Unfortunately she's also WrongGenreSavvy in the comic The Sacrifice she finds out that [[spoiler:Her father was actually a carrier so when she shot him in a mercy killing after he was bitten, it was a pointless sacrifice]]SenselessSacrifice.]]
13th Apr '16 11:10:36 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[PlayerCharacter The Inquisitor]] himself/herself can be this if the player picks certain dialogue choices.

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** %%** [[PlayerCharacter The Inquisitor]] himself/herself can be this if the player picks certain dialogue choices.
12th Mar '16 5:04:28 PM Onlythrice
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** [[PlayerCharacter The Inquisitor]] himself/herself can be this if the player picks certain dialogue choices.
23rd Feb '16 12:24:59 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Geralt of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. He's well aware of traditional fantasy stories, and [[TheSnarkKnight of course being the kind of person he is]], sarcastically brings them up from time to time.
* Virion of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' demonstrates that he knows darn well how most players approach these kinds of games. He is the only person who the Avatar cannot beat at Chess. When the Avatar loses ''again'', and says ''Virion'' should lead the army, he points out that his ability to beat a skilled tactician at chess will not translate to leading a real life army. Virion can only beat the Avatar at chess because the Avatar tries to win with as few losses as possible (Which is how the player tries to beat these games, especially where [[WeHaveReserves you cannot replace lost resources]]), whereas Virion [[TheCombatPragmatist doesn't]]. and as a result, every victory would come with [[PyrrhicVictory extreme cost]]. Such a cost would be so extreme that he would actually be a ''terrible'' army leader.

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* Geralt of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. He's well aware of traditional fantasy stories, and [[TheSnarkKnight of course being the kind of person he is]], sarcastically brings them up from time to time.
* Virion of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' demonstrates that he knows darn well how most players approach these kinds of games. He is the only person who the Avatar cannot beat at Chess. When the Avatar loses ''again'', and says ''Virion'' should lead the army, he points out that his ability to beat a skilled tactician at chess will not translate to leading a real life army. Virion can only beat the Avatar at chess because the Avatar tries to win with as few losses as possible (Which is how the player tries to beat these games, especially where [[WeHaveReserves you cannot replace lost resources]]), whereas Virion [[TheCombatPragmatist doesn't]]. and as a result, every victory would come with [[PyrrhicVictory extreme cost]]. Such a cost would be so extreme that he would actually be a ''terrible'' army leader.
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23rd Feb '16 12:23:47 AM ReyKenobi
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* Geralt of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. He's well aware of traditional fantasy stories, and [[TheSnarkKnight of course being the kind of person he is]], sarcastically brings them up from time to time.

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* Geralt of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. He's well aware of traditional fantasy stories, and [[TheSnarkKnight of course being the kind of person he is]], sarcastically brings them up from time to time.time.
* Virion of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' demonstrates that he knows darn well how most players approach these kinds of games. He is the only person who the Avatar cannot beat at Chess. When the Avatar loses ''again'', and says ''Virion'' should lead the army, he points out that his ability to beat a skilled tactician at chess will not translate to leading a real life army. Virion can only beat the Avatar at chess because the Avatar tries to win with as few losses as possible (Which is how the player tries to beat these games, especially where [[WeHaveReserves you cannot replace lost resources]]), whereas Virion [[TheCombatPragmatist doesn't]]. and as a result, every victory would come with [[PyrrhicVictory extreme cost]]. Such a cost would be so extreme that he would actually be a ''terrible'' army leader.
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